Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Employment Law – Online

The LL.M. in Employment Law provides excellent and practical education for students who wish to develop an employment law practice and to provide greater in-depth knowledge for those with a substantial employment practice—preparing them for future changes in the law and the profession.

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The LL.M. in Employment Law is offered exclusively through distance education so that students can pursue graduate education from any location. Innovative technology allow professors to connect with learners and to match effective teaching methods with the needs of students. Through the web-based learning environment, students have access to a variety of resources that offer opportunities for collaboration and interaction.


There are no live classroom requirements. Rather, all materials are available via the Online Campus at any time, allowing students to accomplish their course work at the time most convenient for them. Within each fourteen-week semester, students take two seven-week courses. Virtually all required readings for the program are available “at a click” saving students both time and money.


The curriculum of the LL.M. in Employment Law covers a wide range of employment law topics, with a focus on emerging theories and new legislation. Courses are updated every semester to reflect the latest trends and changes in the law.

At a Glance

Delivery Method: Online (Asynchronous/ No live requirements)

Credit Hours: 24

Duration of Studies: Five consecutive semesters (20 months)

Entry: August/September each year

How to Apply: The preferred method is through the AJMLS website here. You may also apply via the Law School Admission Council

Application Deadline: None – Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis

Admission Requirement: J.D. and/or admission to the bar

Online Features: Easy to use learning platform with 24/7 tech support

Financial Aid: Career Enhancement Loan Program and need-based scholarships are available for this program

Program Outcomes

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Employment Law degree program was developed to provide excellent and practical education for practicing legal professionals who wish to develop an employment law practice and to provide greater in-depth knowledge for those with a substantial employment practice. The degree program prepares its graduates for future changes in the law and the profession while using the most effective distance learning techniques and continually emphasizing the need for high ethical standards in the practice of law. Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School specifically designed the Master of Laws in Employment Law degree program to further its mission and institutional goals. In support of the mission and institutional goals, Atlanta’s John Marshall developed the following program outcomes.

Upon completion of the Master of Laws in Employment Law degree program, students will be able to:

  • Analyze state and federal labor and employment laws in domestic and trans-national contexts to advise clients on investigating, litigating, and settling labor and employment law claims.
  • Identify and apply enhanced strategies and methods for investigating and litigating employment law claims.
  • Implement effective approaches to dispute resolution while synthesizing employment law theory and policy behind current practices and court decisions.
  • Draft, negotiate, and analyze employment-related transactional documents based on the client’s specific needs.
  • Apply integrative and strategic thinking to various labor and employment law issues reflecting competent research and articulate writing skills.
  • Evaluate the current limits of constitutional workplace regulations and demonstrate proficiency in identifying constitutional